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South Korea restarts blaring propaganda broadcasts to retaliate against North's trash balloon flying

Jul. 19, 2024 04:54 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it has restarted blasting propaganda broadcasts into North Korea to retaliate against the North’s latest round of trash-carrying balloon launches, a resumption of Cold War-style tactics that are raising animosities between the rivals. ...

South Korea restarts propaganda broadcasts across border in reaction to North's balloon launches

Jul. 18, 2024 21:55 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it has restarted blasting propaganda broadcasts into North Korea to retaliate against the North’s latest round of trash-carrying balloon launches, a resumption of Cold War-style tactics that are raising animosities between the rivals. ...

North Korea plans to launch major tourism site next year though it still blocks foreign tourists

Jul. 18, 2024 03:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited a major tourism site being constructed on the country's eastern coast and discussed steps to open the zone by next year, state media reported Thursday, though the country still blocks visits by most foreign tourists. ...

Ex-North Korean diplomat appointed a vice minister in South Korea, the highest post for any defector

Jul. 18, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president on Thursday appointed a former North Korean diplomat as a vice minister, the highest-level government job for any of the thousands of North Koreans who have resettled in South Korea. Tae Yongho was a minister of the North Korean...

Army private who fled to North Korea is in talks to resolve military charges, lawyer says

Jul. 17, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for an Army private who fled to North Korea and was later charged with desertion and possessing sexual images of a child said Wednesday that he was in negotiations with military prosecutors to resolve the case against his client. Army Pvt. Travis King had...

North Korean land mines could float into South Korea, South warns

Jul. 17, 2024 05:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean land mines could be swept into South Korea by flooding, South Korea's military warned Wednesday, after the North has recently placed tens of thousands of additional deadly explosives along the rivals' heavily fortified border. North Korea's...

A North Korean diplomat in Cuba defected to South Korea in November, a possible blow to leader Kim

Jul. 16, 2024 06:12 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday that a senior North Korea diplomat based in Cuba has fled to South Korea, the latest defection by members of the North's ruling elite that likely hurt leader Kim Jong Un's push to bolster his leadership. The...

South Korea’s spy agency says a North Korea diplomat based in Cuba has defected to South Korea

Jul. 15, 2024 22:19 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s spy agency says a North Korea diplomat based in Cuba has defected to South Korea.

Sister of North Korean leader Kim hints at resuming flying trash balloons toward South Korea

Jul. 14, 2024 19:47 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed Sunday to respond to what she called a fresh South Korean civilian leafleting campaign, signaling North Korea could soon resume flying trash-carrying balloons across the border. Beginning in late...

North Korea threatens to boost nuke capability in reaction to US-South Korea deterrence guidelines

Jul. 13, 2024 21:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened Saturday to boost its nuclear fighting capability and make the United States and South Korea pay “an unimaginably harsh price” as it slammed its rivals’ new defense guidelines that it says reveal an intention to invade the North. ...